Summer L. Williams is an instructor of theater specializing in directing. Williams is a director, producer, and theater educator, and is one of the founders of Company One Theatre and an active member of its board of directors. Her recent professional directing credits include Bootycandy (SpeakEasy Stage Company), An Octoroon and We Are Proud to Present . . . (Company One/ArtsEmerson), Intimate Apparel (Lyric Stage), and, with Company One, Colossal, The Brother/Sister Plays, and Voyeurs de Venus (Elliot Norton nominated).
In 2009, Williams won the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director. Other regional credits include The Good Negro, The Bluest Eye (IRNE and Elliot Norton award nominated), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Spell #7 (IRNE nominated), Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train (2004 Elliot Norton Award for Best Fringe Production), and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (IRNE nominated). Williams has also directed for BU's Playwrights' Theatre, Brandeis University, Clark University, the Theater Offensive, and Huntington Theatre Company.
Williams is a teacher of drama and a director at Brookline High School and holds a B.A. in theater and an M.A.Ed. in urban education. She serves as a member of the board of directors of both StageSource and the Coolidge Corner Theatre.